dory

noun do·ry \ ˈdȯr-ē \
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

Definition of dory

plural dories
: a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow, and deep V-shaped transom

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Origin and Etymology of dory

Miskito dóri dugout


DORY Defined for English Language Learners

dory

Definition of dory for English Language Learners

  • : a boat that has a flat bottom and high sides and that is used especially for fishing


DORY Defined for Kids

dory

noun do·ry \ ˈdȯr-ē \

Definition of dory for Students

plural dories
: a boat with a flat bottom, high sides that flare out, and a sharp bow


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